Players Edge has been around developing baseball players to be prepared for high school, college and even at the professional level. Now, the NJ Axemen Baseball Association in a partnership with Players Edge has developed a truly elite travel baseball team and training program under the direction of Dan Gilligan & Glenn Polansky. We aim to deliver an elite caliber baseball team that prepares players to perform at the highest level. Our primary focus is on player development and understanding how to play the game of baseball. If your son is ready to move to the next level and has passion, excitement and commitment to play baseball, then the NJ Axemen travel baseball organization can help take your son’s skills to the next level. "We have created a baseball organization unlike any other program where the focus is truly player development - Dan Gilligan & Glenn Polansky"
Mike Poliey - Coach
3 year varsity letter baseball at Pascack Valley, Hillsdale, NJ. In 1994 was second team all league. After Played baseball at Bergen County Community College. Joined the US Coast Guard in 1997 where he was trained as a helicopter search and rescue mechanic. He honorably left the Coast Guard in 2004 to pursue a helicopter and aircraft maintenance career. He became a baseball coach in 2008, in Warwick, NY and has since then coached multiple baseball teams and is ACEP, Heads up concussion, AED and CPR certified.
Joe Rief - Coach
Joe Rief is a well qualified and experienced professional for baseball instruction, education and coaching positions. His bio is below:
Expert on player education for fundamentals of the game; Creative approach to developing proper focus and mindset; Effective and documents training and conditioning techniques; Focused strategy on tangible improvement in player performance; Expert in teaching the art of throwing and hitting a baseball. Achievements:
St. Joe’s High School, Montvale, NJ – Pitching Coach Bergen Catholic High School – Former Pitching Coach Invitational tryouts with 3 major league teams, including the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Seattle Mariners, and the Los Angeles Dodgers; Semi-pro in Metropolitan Baseball League from 1978-1984; 4-year baseball scholarship winner to Bloomfield College; 1979 Lodi High School Athlete of the Year; Selected to All Bergen County team as pitcher; Selected to All State second team; Assistant Coach at Bloomfield College, NJ 1985-1997 General team management responsibilities; Served as third base coach during season; Responsible for infield/outfield and batting practice; Head Coach at Paramus Catholic High School, NJ 2005-2007